14 dealers test positive for coronavirus in Azadpur Sabzi Mandi in Delhi; 600 people screened

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New Delhi: Doing business in Delhi Azadpur Sabzi Mandi is not common on Wednesday (April 29) as 14 retailers tested positive for the corona virus. This has affected both dealers and workers busy unloading goods from trucks because they are concerned about their health.

So far, 600 people have been examined, 50 of whom had symptoms of COVID-19. Your samples were sent for examination. The traders here live in the shadow of fear after the death of a Bholanath businessman on April 21 due to the corona virus.

The administration has sealed up to 14 stores, but dealers here face the dilemma of facing the livelihood crisis of the deadly virus.

Azadpur is also known as Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable market, where 12,000 tons of goods arrived on normal days. Now there are only 5000 tons left.

Similarly, Okhla Mandi faces more or less the same situation. It used to have an onion trade of 300 tons a day, but the same has been reduced to just 80 tons. The business here reduced to 25% of the business it used to have.

Traders are also in front of the slum on the Ghazipur market. They want the corona virus test of everyone who works here. The norms of social distancing have remained with the people who come here.

Azadpur Sabzi Mandi will continue to operate 24 hours a day during the closure because the government has exempted all essential services from restrictions. The Mandi are working to ensure that the residents of Delhi continue to be supplied with fruit and vegetables.



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